Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_986.005.015
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Chinese grey clay bowl-like lid, orange glaze on outside. Circular in shape, with a brim on the edge. It is pitted on the bottom - [evidence it was made on a wheel?].

Lid

  • CA SMA SMA_986.005.013
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Shallow dish (lid) made of tan-coloured clay, probably Chinese. Circular in shape, has a flat bottom and flat brim around edge. Edges are a bit rough. There is a design on the bottom [top?] of a circle inside which are five oval shapes.

Matchbook

  • CA SMA SMA_993.047.002
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A stack (4 across, 8 wide) of wooden matches, called Chinese matches; this packet was bought in Vancouver in the early 1900's. The ends of the matches were dipped in sulphur.

Necklace

  • CA SMA SMA_976. .260
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String of seventy-two deep (cobalt) blue transparent glass beads of circular shape; bubbles visible in the glass. Beads are quite uniform in shape and size. Chalky interiors.

Newspaper Article - 1 August 1913 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-003
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Sidney and Islands Review, “A Warning to Chinese”, 1 August 1913, Page 2. “A Warning to Chinese Three million circulars for distribution all over China are declared to have been despatched by local Chinese warning their compatriots against coming...

Newspaper Article - 1 October 1958 - death of Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-083
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Father Of Sidney Residents Passes Away Father of two respected Sidney residents passed away in Victoria on Monday Sept. 29. Chan Yat Foon, aged 66 years, was born in Canton, China, and had been a resident of Victoria for the past 40 years. He lea...

Newspaper Article - 10 April 1924 - racist poem

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-066
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"Just a Chink" Sweet strains of music caught my ear On Sunday afternoon. I knew they came not from the church, The hour it was too soon. 'Twas just a simple melody-- Yet, melody so rare, That floated o'er the nearby bu...

Newspaper Article - 10 December 1925 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-050
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Sidney and Islands Review, 10 December 1925, Page 5. "Notes By The Way by OBSERVER An anti-Oriental society in Victoria is advocating the return to all Chinese who desire to return to China all their head-tax. This has been advocated befor...

Newspaper Article - 10 February 1927 - Chinese New Year

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-041
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Sidney and Islands Review, 10 February 1927, Page 3. "The Chinese New Year celebrations went off with a bang locally. The fireworks display in Chinatown on Tuesday evening were quite spectacular."

Newspaper Article - 11 February 1915 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-012
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Sidney and Islands Review, '“For Mothers”, 11 February 1915, Page 3. “For Mothers Not having a special department for mothers the editor is compelled to put in the general columns this bit of exclusive information which came to him unexpecte...

Newspaper Article - 11 September 1914 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-008
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Sidney and Islands Review, 11 September 1914, Page 8. “Joe Lee, the Chinese gardener, wishes to inform the owner of the horse impounded for being in his garden last week that if he will call upon him he will refund the amount of the pound fee. J...

Newspaper Article - 13 January 1927 - Chinese person drowned

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-040
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Sidney and Islands Review, 13 January 1927. Page 2. "Believe Chinaman Drowned A Chinaman named Wong, emplayed by Lt.-Col. Harvey on Knapp Island, is believed to have been drowned returning from Sidney to Knapp Island Friday night! Wong car...

Newspaper Article - 13 May 1915 - riot at shingle mill

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-062
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“Riot And Strike At The Sidney Shingle Mills – Foreman J. Brown Struck by One of the Chinese Employees in a Row Yesterday. – Yesterday morning Foreman J. H. Brown, of the Sidney Shingle Mill, noticed one of the sawyers, who had been doing consider...

Newspaper Article - 14 November 1913 - Chinese involved in accident

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-061
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“Serious Accident Caused By A Runaway Team – Driver Was Thrown Under the Wheels of a Loaded Wagon and Received Serious Internal Injuries. – On Tuesday afternoon at about 3.15, Sing, the Chinaman working for Mer. Percy Finch on his North Saanich r...

Newspaper Article - 14 September 1938 - death of Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-081
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According to Provincial Police reports Soo You, Chinese, who was employed at the Sidney Duck Farm operated by Mr. L. G. Thomas, East Road, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at the age of 62 years, death being due to natural causes. He is repor...

Newspaper Article - 16 June 1921 - Chinese caught with opium

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-058
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“Was Fined Four Hundred Dollars – Ah Chung Found Guilty of Violation of the Drug Act; Premises Raided by Provincial Constable Agassiz. -- Police court is quite a rare occurrence in Sidney, and quite a large crowd of spectators gathered at the co...

Newspaper Article - 16 May 1913 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-002
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Sidney and Islands Review, “Editorial Notes”, 16 May 1913, Page 4. “We have no doubt that we shall presently see much improvement in passenger transportation facilities to Victoria. One of the most urgently required betterments is more accommod...

Newspaper Article - 17 February 1927 - Chinese person drowned

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-042
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Sidney and Islands Review, 17 February 1927, Page 3. "The Body of Knapp Island Chinese Found The mystery of the disappearance since January 8th of a Chinaman, Wong Chang, has been solved with the appearance of his body on a beach at the sou...

Newspaper Article - 17 October 1913 - reference to Chinese

  • CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-004
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Sidney and Islands Review, “Must Be Photographed”, 17 October 1913, Page 1. “Must Be Photographed An edict from the immigration department at Ottawa has been issued requiring every Chinaman to have his photograph taken and filed with the local im...

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